Trade card for Wardwell's Art Store, Auburn, Maine
J. H. Bufford's Sons
USA, ME, Auburn
overall: 2-3/4 x 4-1/2 in.
Trade card; Wardwell's Art Store, Auburn, Maine; chromolithograph depiction of Jumbo, the elephant, in a cage with bars on one end on a floating barge, several men also on board, tow line seen at right, elephant's head is visible, flying American flag on barge, bridge visible in background; printed on top left "JUMBO LEAVING ENGLAND ON THE WAY TO THE STEAMER."; printed on top right "FOR HOLIDAY GOODS/ DO NOT FORGET/ WARDWELL'S ART STORE,/ AUBURN, MAINE."; printed on bottom "COPYRIGHTED 1869 BY J. H. BUFFORD'S SONS"; printed on back "H. B. WARWELL'S/ SPECIAL/ HOLIDAY/ ANNOUNCEMENT!/ Our entire line of goods are especially/ adapted for/ CHRISTMAS GIFTS./ We have on exhibition a very large selection of/ STEEL ENGRAVINGS, ARTOTYPES, HELIOTYPES,/ ALABASTER GOODS,/ Vases, Card Receivers, Photograph-/ Albums, Brackets, Christmas/ Cards, Picture Frames,/ Etc., Etc., Etc./ In fact our store is literally crowded with/ the very latest novelties of the season. Visit-/ ors are under no obligation to purchase./ H. B. WARDWELL,/ & Roak Block, Auburn, Me."